“SNF Placement More Likely for Men Lacking Caregivers After Stroke,” by Tim Regan, Skilled Nursing News
“After suffering a stroke, men without a caregiver were more likely to end up in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) than those with more help, according to a new study published in the Oct. 26 edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Within five years of a stroke, 21.3% of the study’s 560 participants were placed in a nursing home. Men lacking a family or informal caregiver had a 3.2 times greater risk of nursing home placement in that span as compared to men who had a caregiver, according to Dr. Justin Blackburn, one of the study’s authors and an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
One more reason having LTCI helps stay out of a nursing home.